Tournament Time Throughout Oklahoma

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:24 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Dec 8, 2009 6:22 PM CDT

Bobby Lewis
Oklahoma Sports Reporter

OKLAHOMA – With high school football in the rear view mirror, many schools are warming up to their basketball teams with some early-season hoops action. This week kicks off a flurry of high school tournaments for boys and girls teams around the state.

Thursday tips off one of this winter’s best high school basketball tournaments. Eight teams will play at Bishop Kelley High School from December 10-12 in the Bishop Kelley Classic Basketball Tournament.

The Comets host a field of top talent, including Altus, Bishop McGuinness, Tulsa Central and the defending 3A state champion Cascia Hall Commandos. The Commandos and Braves jumpstart the action when their game tips at 4 p.m. Hale and Stilwell play at 5:30, followed by Skiatook and Bishop McGuinness at 7, and Bishop Kelley and Altus at 8:30.

The Commandos won the tournament last season, but could have a tough time repeating with such a talented collection of teams on one floor. The tournament concludes with the championship game Saturday night at 8:30 p.m.

That’s not the only tournament in town this weekend. Check out your team at one of these other hardwood showdowns around the Tulsa area:

Dec 10th-12th
-Oklahoma's Best Tournament @ University of Tulsa’s Reynolds Center (girls only)
Includes Claremore, Edison, Kansas and a few others

Dec 10th-12th
-Bixby Tournament at Bixby High School (boys and girls)
Includes Bixby, Union, Glenpool, Owasso, Sapulpa and Metro Christian

Dec 10th-12th
-Comfort Suites Interstate Classic at Memorial High School
Includes Muskogee, Coweta, and Memorial